Richard L. Lawson, III (right) was raised and still resides in Wylliesburg of Charlotte County. After graduating from Fuqua School in 2000, he attended SVCC, earning his Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice. He then transferred to Longwood University, completing his Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 2003.
Richard began his career as a police officer in the Charlotte County Sheriff’s office for one year. He has now been with the South Boston Police Department for six years and was recently promoted to Corporal.
While at SVCC, Richard enjoyed what he describes as the “family atmosphere” of the college. He also enjoyed being a member and serving as President of the Criminal Justice Club.